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Photobleaching Enables Super-resolution Imaging of the FtsZ Ring in the Cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus

DOI :

10.3791/58603-v

November 6th, 2018

November 6th, 2018

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1Department of Ocean Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2Division of Life Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 3HKUST Shenzhen Research Institute

Here we describe a photobleaching method to reduce the autofluorescence of cyanobacteria. After photobleaching, stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy is used to obtain three-dimensional super-resolution images of the cyanobacterial FtsZ ring.

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